Experimenting with Competency

Inisde Higher Ed, by Paul Fain The U.S. Department of Education will allow at least 40 colleges to experiment with competency-based education and prior learning assessment, granting them a waiver from certain rules that govern federal financial aid. Read the full...

Competent at What?

Inside Higher Ed Blog by Paul Fain  Competency-based education appears to be higher education’s “next big thing.” Yet many academics aren’t sure what it is. And that goes double for lawmakers and journalists.A new group is stepping in to try to clear up...